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    Re: Swamping out the darkroom, or: AW CRAP!!

    I bought a back flow preventer but my step son was concerned it would freeze and we would have the same issue with flooding.
    We went to bed around one in the morning with the heat cranked up and all...
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    Swamping out the darkroom, or: AW CRAP!!

    Friday evening, just settled down to a snack before heading down to the darkroom, which as many may know, hasn't seen much use due to my health. My step son pops up the stairs and says "there's water...
  3. Re: Beseler 45MXT with Zone VI cold head, info needed

    I have a Zone VI cold light head and stabilizer, I'll scan my copy of the instructions and post them later today.
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    Re: post "in Galli style"

    Jim has left us on this site and only posts on PHOTRIO these days.
  5. Re: "Poll" Question: Do you use a footswitch for your enlarger?

    I have an Omega D-5 with a GraLab 525 and a Beseler MXT with a GraLab 505, both with foot switches.
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    ??????????
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    Re: Zone VI Type II 8x10 VC Head Problem

    Being packed away all it's life could possibly simple oxidation of contacts. I have an old Type I head and controller that doesn't like sitting idle and can be a bit cranky until it warms up and is...
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    Re: 5x7/13x18 daylight processing

    I'm quite content to process a pair of 5x7 negatives at a time in my Unicolor drums with a self reversing Uniroller base I have four 8x10 drums and can handle 4x5 through 8x10 negatives, I also have...
  9. Thread: New Mexico?

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    Re: New Mexico?

    What an insult. You can get "Tex-Mex" in NM, but why would you. New Mexico style Mexican food is different than any other and far better. There are similarities but no equal. I remember getting...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Wow! I'm gobsmacked!
  11. Thread: New Mexico?

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    Re: New Mexico?

    My recommendation, Los Alamos and Bandelier National Monument. I grew up in Los Alamos, my pals and I would ride our bikes to Bandelier on Fridays after school to go camping and exploring (early...
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    Re: Unidentified Problem - Need Help!

    Reflection from the rear window of my Expedition that wasn't visible with lens wide open to focus, it happened when I stopped down. Wide open the lens angle of view is 90 deg, stopped down it's 100...
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    Re: Almost done with film drying cabinet rebuild

    I use an expensive dog tongue (French Bulldog) to clean my lenses YMMV.
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    Re: Almost done with film drying cabinet rebuild

    No matter what you choose for the finish, it wouldn't hurt to place a plastic tray in the bottom to catch the drips.
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    Re: Almost done with film drying cabinet rebuild

    The OP is only trying to finish the interior of a film drying cabinet, not waterproof the hull of a four master. Sheesh
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    Re: Almost done with film drying cabinet rebuild

    The new water based finishes are water clear, dry rapidly and can be sprayed inside without the harmful vapors. The downside is it takes several coats to equal one coat of solvent based varnish.
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    Re: Wave Capture Trials and Tribulations

    I would have had my surf fishing gear along for the ride, helps while away the hours plus the bonus meal if you are lucky.
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    Re: Photo Flo In Presoak OK for PMK?

    I've used a drop or two of Edwal LFN in my developer when using D-76 in small tanks to keep it from foaming, never in pre soak though.
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    Abandoned hunting lodge
    8x10 Nagaoka Fujinon W 250/6.3 exp. 1s@f22
    EDU Ultra 100/PMK
    8x10Fomaspeed in LPD

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52261730216_713fb4b268_c_d.jpg

    8x10 Nagaoka...
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    Re: Elwood Enlarger need advice

    You can make your own diffuser with a suitable sized piece of glass. It's just like grinding a ground glass but less work. The center needs to be ground more than the edges, start at the center and...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Barron's Mill Bridge
    Bronica SqA 80/2.8
    Ultra 100/PMK
    Multitone Pearl/LPD

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52186505354_c82753ce5a_c_d.jpg
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    Re: Help me with Paint

    Go ahead and paint all your panels prior to glue up, use Gorilla Glue and dampen the surfaces to be glued. Original Gorilla Glue is PuR adhesive (polyurethane reactive) and will bond dang near...
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    Re: Recommendation for a mini-fridge for paper

    How often do you print? Do you stock way more paper than you can use in a year? Storing paper in sub freezing conditions and removing to use then refreezing can cause damage to the emulsion. Think...
  24. Thread: Trains

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    Re: Trains

    It's in a state park dedicated to the local history of the area, the train hasn't run there since the 40's. If you want to ride a train you'll have to go to Durango and ride the Durango-Silverton...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Thank you for these wonderful memories! My favorite place on earth.
  26. Thread: Trains

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    Re: Trains

    Beautiful! I used to take my kids to that park to fish and play on the train cars. IIRC, that loco is on a trestle that is not accessible to the public. The kids used to love hiking below Morrow...
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    Re: Rocks and stones

    One of my favorite places on earth, beautifully photographed. I rafted the Gunny a couple of times years ago, totally different feel in the bottom of the canyon.
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    Re: post your trees!

    Black Maple
    8x10 EDU Ultra 100/PMK
    Fujinon W 250/6.3
    1sec@f16
    print: Fomaspeed v-312/LPD
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52101310990_f73d199c12_c_d.jpg
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    Re: Post Your Photos Made At Close Distance

    Oh Em Gee !!!
  30. Thread: Smile

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    Re: Smile

    I normally am not into portrait work BUT, this is spectacular! I hope they have a huge enlargement on their wall.
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    Re: How Many LF Formats Do You Use/Own?

    I have a 4x5 Tachihara, a 5x7/4x5 Dorffclone (two backs) and an 8x10 Nagaoka Seisakusho. I shoot 5x7 more than anything, love the aspect ratio, though I would prefer it were 5x8(golden mean).
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    Re: Darkroom Sink Slope & Drain?

    Impressive resume indeed!! I spent the last 25 years of my working career as a commercial construction super. and 10 years prior to that as a residential super, and have been in construction since...
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    Re: Darkroom Sink Slope & Drain?

    Again, wrong. You can get away with 1/8" per foot with small drain lines of 1.25" - 2" (sink drains) that carry water only, anything 3" and larger is used for solid waste.
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    Re: Darkroom Sink Slope & Drain?

    I don't know where you came up with your info, but the building codes in my area are specific,
    Waste line slope- inch to 3 inches per foot
    Pipes must slope slightly downhill to drain properly. The...
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    Re: Darkroom Sink Slope & Drain?

    Here's a little something to think about when building a sink. Sanitary sewer fall per run is figured to keep "solid waste" moving. Everyone thinks they must follow the 1/4 inch fall
    per foot of...
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    Re: Fujinon 135 5.6 W - Aperture blade issue?

    All my shutters with a preview lever stay wide open no matter where the aperture is set, that's the function of the preview so you can focus and compose at full open. When you switch back to normal...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    [QUOTE=Corran;1641496]Another one, but with foreground. Which do you like better, simple and very high key or foreground interest with more shadows? I cropped this one a tiny bit.

    One of each for...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    From Potter Co. Pa.
    revisiting negatives that I (for whatever reason)never printed.
    Fujica GW 690 iii/FP 4+

    "The dam that could not break" (Google that)...
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    Re: Hello from Pittsburgh

    Is that Polythene Pam?
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Shot this about 10 years ago, finally decided to print it.
    Mamiya 6, Kodak VP film most likely developed in PMK
    scan of 8x8 inch print on Foma paper in LPD...
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